Meet The YAS Team

Ms. Haja Kakay

Assistant Director, YAS

Ms. Haja Kakay is originally from Sierra Leone and Liberia. She has a Masters in International Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and received undergraduate degrees from the College of William and Mary in Psychology and Sociology. While obtaining her master’s degree she taught conflict resolution skills to youth in Washington, DC, and organized a peace building and conflict resolution training in Liberia for women from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea.

She is currently working in International Rescue Committee’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Technical Unit (WPE). WPE provides safe spaces and care to women that have experienced gender-based violence, and implements economic strengthening programs for women and girls worldwide.